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Hugh Howlett
Freelance Colourist & Online Editor

“Great technical skill, an excellent aesthetic eye, total unflappable reliability and good humour”

          – John Rowe, Head of Digital Effects, NFTS

Key Skills

  • Proficient grading in Baselight, Resolve and Nucoda

  • Good with grade assistant tasks such as conforms

  • Proficient in the latest camera workflows (inc. RED and film)

  • Excellent AVID Media Composer and editorial skills

  • Good knowledge of VFX colour workflows

  • Polite, friendly and good communication skills

Digital Effects MA – National Film & Television School (2016–2018)​
  • Specialised in colour grading and online editing.

  • Using Baselight, Resolve and Nucoda, I was the 'go-to' colourist for many, including the first ever NFTS feature length film Feline, which won the Panalux award for ‘NFTS Best cinematography 2018’. Shot on a mix of film and digital.

  • Online editor for many films using AVID Media Composer. Also excellent knowledge of editing with Premiere and Resolve.

  • Produced deliverables and DCPs for all my graduate films.

  • Worked on a range of films including Fiction, Documentary, Animation, & TV entertainment.

  • Also studied CG & Compositing.

Skills

  • Colour grading                    10/10

  • Online Editing                      9/10

  • Deliverables & DCPs           10/10

Software Experience

  • DaVinci Resolve                      10/10

  • Baselight                                  10/10

  • Nucoda                                      8/10

  • Avid Media Composer              9/10

  • DCP-o-matic                             10/10

  • Adobe Premiere                      10/10

  • Final Cut Pro                              9/10

  • Nuke                                          6/10

Professional Experience
Zenith Cinematography / 10ft Tall Creative Video (2014–2015)
  • Senior editor & colourist

  • Responsible for the entire post-production process, from file ingest to delivery.

  • Edited & graded 30+ films within a year.

  • Films were of a very high quality with budgets ranging from £3k to £20k.

Loz Media

(2012–2014)

  • Sole camera operator, editor and colourist for promotional videos for local businesses.

  • Worked on location with clients and liaised with director/producers during post-production.

UBC Media (2 weeks unpaid work experience (September 2012)

  • Junior Editor role.

  • At the beginning I was assigned simple edit tasks, but I was quickly given full creative responsibility to edit entire videos. I even taught one of the full time editors several things he was having trouble with. The producer said I was “excellent”, and I was asked back several times to do paid work.

Other work

  • Azimuth Post Production, Runner, (1 month). Served 12 suites with hot drinks & lunches, delivered hard drives around Soho, answered main phone line and spoke with clients.

  • Little-fish Films, Pre-production assistant /runner (1 week).

  • M&S café, barista (2 months) – worked over the busy Christmas period which involved serving customers and working as part of a team to ensure customers received an excellent service.

Other Education

  • Digital Media Production (MSc), Oxford Brookes University – Distinction

  • Industrial Design & Technology (BA), Loughborough University

  • 3 A-Levels & 10 GCSEs, Cheltenham College

Written & Verbal Skills

I have good writing skills. I received a commendation for my NFTS dissertation about the colour grading in post-apocalyptic films, and a distinction for my MSc dissertation. I also have a good telephone manner. In previous jobs, I was given responsibility to answer the phone and speak to clients.

 

Additional information

  • Full and clean driving license

  • Very computer literate and interested in electronics, gadgets, gaming and all things technical

  • Musical – I learned to play the violin and drums at school

  • Passion for dance music, especially house, trance and drum & bass, and I enjoy going to music festivals

  • Travelled to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji during a gap year. I did a 15,000 ft. sky dive and 140m bungee jump

  • Completed a 100km walk across Snowdonia as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

  • Member of Richmond Squash Club

  • Enjoy skiing and snowboarding

“Hugh will make a good colourist as he is a team player”

                 – Roland Brown, President of the International Moving Image Society.

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